The Seven-day Amitābha Retreat of the winter held at the Ding You year of Lunar Calendar in the Nanputuo Temple

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An annual winter seven-day dharma practice association was held at the Nanputuo Temple in the Buddha recitation hall from December 28th, 2017 to January 10th, 2018. The entire monastery and various devout believers of Buddhism, conducted the practice of Pure Land Buddhism . They were practicing and chanting the name of Buddha for seven days. On the evening of December 27th, Nanputuo Temple held the sprinkling ceremony in front of the altar of the Buddha in the recitation hall of the Buddha. The ceremony was entrusted by the abbot of Grand Monk Zewu, the Chief of the Nanputuo Temple and the Master Zhichang presided over the sprinkling ceremony.

At 6:00 p.m., the monks of the temple and Buddhist practitioners gathered in the Buddha recitation hall, chanting, singing and praising under the leadership of a master. With the chanting sound around, the scene was pure and sublime. Afterwards, in the solemn "mantra" blessing sound, Master Zhichang led the monks to carry on the sprinkling ceremony and pray for the care of the Three Treasures with deep reverence, hoping that the seven-day Amitabha Buddha Dharma practice would be both successful and auspicious.

After the sprinkling ceremony, Master Zhichang proclaimed: “there are 84,000 teachings of the Buddha methods which are available; however, chanting the name of the Buddha is the most convenient, direct and reliable way to practice Buddhism. In Han (Chinese) Buddhism, it is quite common to do such seven-day praying continuously. Having gathered together heart without obstruction, we dedicated our mind to the name of Amitabha and we have actually received a good training. The training results would not be satisfactory if we could not be concentrated. We have to be consciously dedicated and take care of our thoughts, diligently contemplating the virtues of the Buddha that we could establish the sensation with Amitabha and truly feel the compassion and willingness of Amitabha. "  

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